Can an old dog really not learn new tricks?

File:9 month old dog.jpgAs I get older, I often think of the old saying you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. It usually comes to mind as I start doing something a certain way because that’s the way I’ve always done it. Then I remind myself that I don’t want to become an old dog.

I say this because becoming an old dog has nothing to do with age, instead it’s all about your mentality.

If you do something the same way every time and never investigate if there is a better way, then you’re an old dog.  If someone ask you why you do things a certain way, and you respond by saying that’s the way it has always been done, then you’re an old dog.

The reality is you can not teach an old dog new tricks. So the trick is not to become an old dog.